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  1. 50 minutes each also means that it won't be too short as a movie would have been. This setup gives it as much time as a trilogy, which is what I had been saying from the start would have been enough space to tell this story sufficiently. I still hope someone translates the novels though. I'd really like to read them.
  2. Even though Bandai doesn't say anywhere that it is based on the statue, it very clearly is, just look at the panel lines, and the joints.
  3. Here's the thing though; there is no way they are going to be able to get those kinds of graphics out of the PSP, and if they aren't going to be using HD, HQ models like that then they have no reason to exist; Shinkawa would have just done illustrations, or they would have used PSP level graphics. Plus, I'm pretty sure it was already revealed that Kojima was announcing a PSP/PS3 game(s). I'm of the idea that there will be two games, that may even tie into each other directly.
  4. Firstly, there is no way to know it for sure right now, and secondly that would make no sense as a; In the show canon, there was no REAL Char, he was fabricated by Casval. And b; In the novels/ The Origin the REAL Char is killed when the shuttle he is on explodes. It's more likely that Full Frontal is an actual Char clone.
  5. If you guys look closely, you can see that these new designs have a lot more surface area that isn't just mechanical clutter. They actually have planar surfaces now, that, from where I'm looking, help define their overall shapes better. Even the bots from the first film have been slightly redesigned- they are sleeker, and once again, more solid surface area. Ironhide and Ratchet most notably.
  6. While this is true, you also have to consider the amount that aliens have been mentioned in the show during the last few episodes. Consider also, that one of the themes that S2 has been hitting you in the face with is to "fight for the future, leave the past behind you." This is not just for the characters you see, but for the entire Gundam franchise. It's the director taking a stab at Sunrise for constantly doing the same thing over and over with the Gundam name. He hints at this same idea during the course of the first season as well into the second; where the familiar Gundam tropes are turned on their heads, trying to show how silly they are in realistic setting. The concept of innovators is obviously pulled from Newtypes, but with the Gn particles they manage to actually understand each other as opposed to their UC bound peers, who are used over and over again in for the continuation of conflict. That is how Tomino wanted them to be in the first place (see his novels for this), but they were perverted into the war machines we know in the name of action figure sales. More evidence for my main point is the rather blatant final battle between Setsuna and Ribbons- a battle between the old and the new. Amuro (same VA as Ribbons) in the Gundam vs Setsuna in Exia. And we all saw who won that fight. Mizushima is saying that living in the past brings nothing, and that the future should be embraced, and while this is a good philosophy in general, he also means it specifically for the Gundam franchise. So I would have to say that I think that aliens will be in the 00 movie, and that in this particular timeline they could be pulled off very well.
  7. I don't think that word means what you think it means. I did thoroughly enjoy this film, though. An impeccable adaptation, and a solid piece of cinema to boot. The extended cut will hopefully make the initial exposition a little less dragging, though. With the notable exception of Adrian (for good reason), all the characters were nearly identical to their illustrated counter-parts. Also, it was excessively gorgeous.
  8. I dunno. I'm not a big Guntank fan to say the least, but it didn't look bad at all. Plus Bandai has a habit of making the mechanical/electrical components of their models actually look like scale components of the unit in question, so I'm sure it won't be too bad internally. They're just trying to find a way of making such a seemingly simple kit look more impressive, so they can gouge us on it. Also, independently actual moving cannons is very cool.
  9. There's a video of it somewhere on youtube. It's basically an RC you build.
  10. It totally does, you can google that incident up, and the whole thing was actually recorded. It's crazy lame. Kind of funny though. It's just a drunk dude wearing a trashbag wielding a crutch who hit one guy in the head, and he was barely even hurt. Robbing a 7 11 with a batleth is way further out there.
  11. Supposedly, these are just caps from some new pachinko machine. No need to start more speculation until more information is released.
  12. Spose that's more true than anything I've considered, lol. They could just leave all these things totally up in the air.
  13. That's how I'm seeing it play out, frankly. And from the few viewings I've had on 1.0, I'd say that Shinji has a little more spine than usual. Perhaps when the final reel of the final film runs out, it really will be the End of Evangelion. Ah, closure... one can hope, right? Oh, one more thing I've noticed, Kaworu is coming out of a box on the moon at the end of 1.0. It's the fifth box, so either he's the fifth angel (his human given number for the films hasn't been revealed yet), or the fifth Kaworu; more evidence (obviously circumstantial) that this sort of thing has happened before, and has the possibility to happen again, judging by the other unopened boxes following his. Occam's razor says he's just the fifth angel though.
  14. I'm actually pretty positive that the new films are in fact sequels in some sense; not a cut and dry retelling. Theres some interesting things that the production team has done to hint at this. For one, while this could be related to the re-evaluation of the mythos, the number of the Angels is wrong- which lends to an ambiguous relationship between Shinji's child number and the missing angel number. As well as having Lillith revealed so early on. This last piece though, I feel, is directly pointing at a continuation of the original somehow. THERE IS STILL A HUGE RED BLOOD SPLATTER ON THE MOON, AND THE OCEAN IS RED EVERYWHERE. Now, those first two may just be in place to add something new for all the old players, or to streamline the story telling for the later films; but I have a strong feeling that starting with this movie, things are going to start becoming very, VERY different. So different, that you could be hard-pressed to call it a retelling.
  15. Most of the things you mentioned were already changed in 4. However, 4A has increased the speed on everything- even Tanks have the ability to dodge heavy weapons if you tune correctly. Also, if you think blading is hard now, you should have seen the previous regulations. The fact that you can push your AC to over 3000km/h during a slicing dash really says it all, I think. I do love how fast paced everything is now, though. My current set up has infinite ground OB, and can do normal flight indefinitely. Hopefully as I unlock more FRS I can make it more energy efficient, and have unlimited quick boosting. Cause right now, she may do Mach 1 during a side boost, but a heated battle can leave me with no EN. Oh well, at least it fills back up really fast. Also, just unlocked the White Glint parts; can you say Wings of Light?
  16. Only 5? I have like 18- and that's just Gundam, lol.
  17. Thing is, Fox didn't even make a claim until February, so they'd already begun filming by then (likely had a lot done already). Not only that, but trying to kill its release instead of wanting money? They're just being dicks so that Warner will give them as much cash as they can. Huge dicks.
  18. GERWALK looks like crap, and it makes me sad. What the hell are they doing to the knees that doesn't let them move past 90 degrees?
  19. The neat thing about models is that you can paint them. That said, I wish they would release Savior as an MG instead, but I suppose that Justice is easier due to the same internal frame.
  20. While larger ships could be faster, due to their ability to hold more fuel; in space speed means nothing. The name of the game in a vacuum is acceleration, and a smaller, less massive ship is going to be able to accelerate much easier than a larger one. So, if you're looking at it from that perspective I don't really see how a larger ship is supposed to be more maneuverable. Also, since space is a completely 3D battlefield, large ships have large cross-sections, from at least one plane. This makes them easy to shoot. Given the ability to easily give objects lethal velocities in space, this also makes them easy to break. A big, slow, easy to shoot ship is a not a good place to be in the void. Small ships are good because they are hard to hit, and really hard to see. Their only real downfall is how easy they would be to blow up. But a solid hit in space could likely down a large ship just as easily, so that's really a moot point. Fighters will have a place in space warfare because they're cost effective, simple as that.
  21. The 3 hour run time is just what Snyder feels he can get for the theatrical (even though it seems like he'll have to fight for it), the real cut is supposed to be closer to 4 hours, and will be on the DVD release with the Black Freighter.
  22. Snyder is currently fighting the studio to keep the theatrical cut at 3 hours, or at least break it into two movies. Things like this give me hope for it.
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